The Image of the World in the Anthropocene


  • Paolo Missiroli University of Modena and Reggio Emilia



Anthropocene, Object Oriented Ontology, Posthuman, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Aesthetics


The aim of this essay is to show the sense and the limits of some of the contemporary critiques of the idea of the world. It will be structured as follows: in a first paragraph, we will show the conceptual structure of these critiques as they take shape in Object Oriented Ontology (OOO), especially in Timothy Morton's work, Hyperobjects. In a second, we will focus on the two main difficulties that such critical work encounters. In a third, finally, we will show the possibilities, aesthetic and political, of a revisited concept of world.


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How to Cite

Missiroli, P. (2022). The Image of the World in the Anthropocene. European Journal of Creative Practices in Cities and Landscapes, 5(1), 11–23.